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That particular mine occurred during the Obama administration. As the Trillbillies state:”no one has your best interest at heart.” Or as Harry Lime sez in the “The Third Man”: “These days, old man, nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don’t, so why should we? They talk of the people and the proletariat, and I talk of the mugs. It’s the same thing. They have their five-year plans, and so have I.”

The voters are the mugs; expecting that business as usual-selling of America changes with the election of a different party in office just ain’t true. The United States has the best government money can buy. The US government ignored that coal mining found a way around existing legislation [and i wouldn’t be surprised if the current legislation with intentional loopholes was engineered by the mining corporation bought congresspersons as a win-win. Congress gets to annouce & proclaim a solution was passed & mining industry continues its rape of the land. Sorta like Obamacare except the rape is of patients and health care industry & private insurers continue to benefit.]& nothing was done. Pharma & Wall Street & defense industry & health care industry etc all have their minions spreading cash amongst our representatives.
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